What’s the energy required to keep a fridge in operation for an entire day?
In a recent BBC News survey, we asked our readers what their average fridge needs to run for a week.
In response, we found that the energy requirements varied wildly.
The average UK fridge uses a whopping 6,200 kWh per year (a bit over two years’ worth of electricity), which is a lot for most households.
If we take the average energy cost per kilowatt hour, it’s around £200.
To keep a refrigerator running for a full day, we’re looking at a whopping 9,000 kWh per month, or a little over one year’s worth of energy.
Here are the typical figures for different fridge sizes and energy needs.
Size of fridge Average kWh per day (Watt) Energy per day (£) kWh per hour (KWh) Energy required for 1-year period of use, UK 1st January to 29th March 1,200,000 4,000,000 2,400,000 3,600,000 30th March to 29.
July 3,000 6,000 5,000 8,000 11,000 1 August to 31st September 2,200 8,400 6,800 8,600 15,800 2 October to 3rd November 1,600 6,400 7,600 9,200 13,600 3 December to 31 December 1,000 7,400 8,200 10,200 16,800 4 January to 2 March 3,400 9,600 10,400 14,600 19,800 5 April to 3 July 4,600 11,600 12,400 15,600 21,900 6 August to 10 November 4,800 14,400 16,600 18,800 24,900 7 December to 30 March 6,600 14,000 18,000 20,000 28,100 8 April to 31 March 4,400 12,000 17,000 21,000 29,000 9 June to 1 July 7,000 15,000 19,000 22,000 31,000 10 July to 4 August 8,300 15,400 19,400 24,000 32,000 Average kWh consumed per day, UK kWh per 1,100 W hours, UK £1.20 per kWh per kWh, UK $1.26 per kWh (UK energy costs) The numbers above are for a typical household, with an average of around 10,000 hours of use a year.
The number of hours that a typical UK fridge needs is very, very large.
This is a good indicator of the energy use per day of the average fridge.
The most efficient way to store energy is in a fridge.
However, the energy efficiency of the fridge depends on many factors, including the amount of space, the temperature and the number of doors, so it’s difficult to estimate exactly how much energy each door or door can store.
Energy efficiency is a measure of how much the fridge stores, so a fridge that can store 2,000W of energy but is 10% efficient will store twice as much energy as a fridge with only 10% efficiency.
This suggests that if the fridge needs 6,300 kWh per 12 hours of storage, the best way to go is to keep it at the top of the list of energy efficient refrigerators.
It’s worth noting that energy efficiency also depends on how well it stores food and how quickly it can be recharged.
It will also depend on whether it’s a standard fridge, which stores a lot more energy than standard refrigerators, or if it’s an extended fridge, with a number of different storage capacities.
This type of fridge has a range of energy storage options, from standard energy-saving storage that can last for a year to high-efficiency batteries that store electricity for several years.
Energy efficient fridge models are available from a wide range of companies, including Avantgard, H2 Energy, Levenson, and others.
However the best energy efficient fridge is the one with the best value for money.
Find out more about how much electricity you need and what kind of fridge it is.